Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) features an interrogation of what we know and what we don’t know about the use of psychotropics in the U.S. carceral state and an indictment of how the material violence of psychotropics make mass captivity possible.
“Yes, a pocket of silence may have lingered within the scholarship on US mass incarceration, but Anthony Ryan Hatch’s masterful Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America makes that silence speak volumes. – London School of Economics Book Review, January 2020
Silent Cells offers a compelling analysis that is both nuanced and clear, affirming in newly harrowing ways the unchecked mechanisms through which the United States’ particular form of carceral violence inflicts psychic and physical suffering, both through direct action on people and through data elisions about these processes. – Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Spring 2020
Listen to these podcasts about Silent Cells
New Books Network Podcast, July 20, 2019
The Order of Things Podcast, June 12, 2019
Watch an interview about Silent Cells on Rising Up With Sonali
Watch my Wesleyan TEDx talk about Silent Cells